Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Roster Features Players Committed to Top College Teams

WILMINGTON, NC — In just over a week, the top senior high school boys and girls from North Carolina and South Carolina will face off in the 2022 Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games. The event, hosted by the North Carolina Coaches Association and the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association and sponsored by House of Raeford Farms FLOCK, culminates at John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington on Saturday, March 26.

Three players are bound for SEC universities including Talaysia Cooper from South Carolina’s East Clarendon High School and Zachary Davis from Denmark-Olar High School, both to the University of South Carolina. Noah Clowney, a 6’10” power forward from Dorman High School in South Carolina is committed to the University of Alabama.

Two top North Carolina colleges picked up five all-stars for their squads next season. North Carolina girls’ players Amiya Joyner, Farmville Central and Bobbi Smith, Southeast Raleigh Magnet will join the East Carolina University women’s team. UNC-Wilmington signed two female standouts: McCall King, Christ Church Episcopal, Greenville, SC and Samantha Ackles, Holly Springs High School, NC. The Seahawks also grabbed Nolan Hodge of Northern Guilford, Greensboro, NC.

In a year when the Carolinas Classic will be honoring our armed forces men and women, two players have signed with military academies. Evan Smith of Charlotte’s Ardrey Kell High School chose the U. S. Military Academy West Point, and Isaiah Williams will play for the U. S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

“Once again the Carolinas Classic rosters are loaded with talent”, said Greg Grantham, representative of the North Carolina Coaches Association and executive director of the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association. “The basketball action at the Classic has always been super competitive and exciting. This year promises to be no different”.

Other players head to top basketball programs at Richmond, Davidson, N. C. Central, East Tennessee State, Furman, Austin Peay, Winston-Salem State, and the College of Charleston among others.

The Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games will not only showcase basketball talent, but will also give back to the community. Through the generosity of House of Raeford Farms FLOCK, all ticket proceeds benefit Camp Corral, a non-profit organization providing summer camp experiences across the nation for children of wounded, injured, ill, and fallen military service members.

Tickets to the games are available for purchase online and are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. Games begin at 6:00 p.m.

For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.